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  • Over 400 migrants rescued off Spanish coast

    August 8, 2018 12:12 AM 10

    MADRID: Almost 400 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean on Tuesday as they attempted to make the crossing from Morocco to Spain, Spanish rescue services said. While the overall numbers of migrants reaching Europe by sea is down from the peak in 2015, Spain has seen a steady increase in sea arrivals that began more than a year ago and has surged

  • Russia holds funerals for journalists shot in C. Africa

    August 7, 2018 1:44 PM 7

    MOSCOW: Russia on Tuesday held funerals for three journalists killed in the Central African Republic who were investigating a shadowy Russian mercenary group for a media project founded by Kremlin foe Mikhail Khodorkovsky. The three men, reporter Orkhan Dzhemal, director Alexander Rastorguyev and cameraman Kirill Radchenko, were killed on July 30 shortly

  • Four more dead from Ebola in DR Congo

    August 7, 2018 12:29 PM 6

    BENI, DR Congo: Four more people have died from Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, two weeks after another outbreak that killed 33 people in the northwest was declared over, the Congolese health ministry has said. Four new deaths from people who tested positive for the disease were recorded in the Beni region in North Kivu province, a region

  • Belarus detains three independent journalists

    August 7, 2018 10:11 AM 8

    MINSK: Belarusian authorities on Tuesday detained at least three journalists during searches of the offices of two independent news websites over "unauthorised" access to the services of the country's state news agency. The editors of Tut.by, Maria Zolotova and Anna Kaltygina, as well as BelaPAN journalist Tatiana Korovenkova were detained, the Belarusian

  • Palestinian wounded in Gaza border protests dies

    August 6, 2018 7:32 AM 11

    GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: A Palestinian shot by Israeli forces on the Gaza border four months ago has died, the health ministry in the coastal enclave has said. Ahmed al-Ayeda, 17, was shot on March 30 — the first day of months of protests and clashes along the border — the ministry said in a statement late Sunday. He had been in critical condition

  • Japan marks 73rd anniversary of atomic attack on Hiroshima

    August 6, 2018 3:00 AM 15

    TOKYO: A bell tolled Monday in Hiroshima as Japan marked 73 years since the world's first atomic bombing, with the city's mayor warning that rising nationalism worldwide threatened peace. The skies over Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park were clear, just as they were on Aug 6, 1945, when an American B-29 bomber dropped its deadly payload on the port city dotted

  • Ebola outbreak in DR Congo believed to have killed 33

    August 5, 2018 2:29 AM 6

    KINSHASA: A new outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo is believed to have killed 33 people in the east of the country, the health ministry said Saturday. Thirteen Ebola cases have been confirmed since the fresh outbreak was declared on Aug 1 in North Kivu province. While just three of the fatalities have been among the 13 confirmed

  • Police order crowd dispersal after projectiles thrown at US far-right rally

    August 5, 2018 2:03 AM 6

    PORTLAND: Police said activists hurled rocks and bottles during a Portland rally Saturday organized by two far-right groups that drew a counter-demonstration and raised fears of a replay of last year's deadly "Unite the Right" protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. Police in the western state of Oregon's largest city said the projectiles were thrown

  • 'Real problem' of anti-Semitism in UK Labour party: Corbyn

    August 4, 2018 9:20 AM 5

    LONDON: Britain's opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn conceded in a newspaper article Saturday that his party had a "real problem" with anti-Semitism as the issue continues to dog the veteran leftist. "I do acknowledge there is a real problem that Labour is working to overcome," he wrote in a guest column in the Guardian. "And I accept that if any part of our national

  • Russian helicopter crash in northern Siberia kills 18

    August 4, 2018 8:56 AM 5

    MOSCOW: Moscow on Saturday said 18 people were killed when a helicopter crashed on its way to an oil station in northern Siberia in the early hours of the morning. The Russian Transport Ministry said the Mi-8 helicopter carrying three crew members and 15 passengers crashed when it collided with machinery carried by another helicopter soon after take-off